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The Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2018
September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Saturday, September 15
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
presented by PNC
12 P.M. (NOON) – FESTIVITIES BEGIN!!
– Maryville University Main Stage opens featuring music from STL’s own Feel Good Inc. plus performances by The Muny Kids, Krupinski Academy of Dance, IGNITE Theater Company, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company and Pazazz Performers
– PURINA Children’s Entertainment Area opens – activities for kids of all ages – inflatables, games, Mural painting with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, performances by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team and much more!
– Enterprise Family Picnic Area opens
12:30 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
2:30 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
3:00 P.M. — Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 P.M. — Opening Ceremonies at The Main Stage
4:00 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
4:30 P.M. — “Hare” Balloon Launches – PNC Bank’s Orange Blossom
4:45 P.M. — “Hound” Balloons Launch
Parking & Transportation
Where to Park
Parking (and admittance) is free for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Largest and closest parking area for the Launch site is the Muny Opera parking lot. Street parking is also available, but come early as most spots in the Park are full by 2 p.m. Come before 2 p.m. and enjoy a great day in the Park. All entrances to Forest Park will be open for the Balloon Race and Glow on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, 2013.
Options to avoid Parking
Via Metro: Take MetroLink to the Central West End exit. Cross Kingshighway into the park directly to Central Field. Approximately 15 minute walk.
Is available adjacent to the balloon launch site. See the maps for exact locations. Additionally, there is a designated Handicap Drop-off area.
Glow & Race Parking